Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Patterns: 48 hour special!

You have been waiting for them and they are finally done, packaged and ready to ship.  Please welcome 3 new additions to our Beary Sweet Designs family.

We've bundled our 3 cuties as a SPECIAL BUNDLE BUY for a very limited time.  Bundle Buy pricing for Tattered Teddy, Lindsay Lamb and Pansie Piggy will expire at 11:59pm Easter Time on Sunday, March 27, 2011.  Once the offer expires the bundle buy special will no longer be available on our website.  No Exceptions.  All new patterns are also available for individual purchase.

Click HERE to get yours today.

Guess who is back and is ready to stay?  Remember Baby Bear?  Well she's back from her December debut and available for purchase on our website.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Echo Park Playground and more!!!

Hello our Beary Sweet Friends!  Happy Thursday to you all.  Really, is it Thursday?  Someone told me it was also Spring too but I have yet to believe them.  Yesterday morning we awoke to 10 inches of stinking SNOW!  I wish someone had told me it was supposed to snow.  Last I had heard (that was Sunday, btw) we were getting a dusting to 2 inches.  Abby came to my room and giggled me that she was ready to head downstairs for breakfast.  I woke up Lindsay, then Doug and headed down the steps for a much needed cup of java.  When I rounded the corner at the base of the steps, I glimpsed out the window and saw white!  What?  Really?  The road wasn't even plowed!  At this point I'm thinking, why didn't I hear the phone for the school delay.  Seriously?  Am I supposed to send the kidlets to school in this?  So I asked Abby if she noticed all the snow outside.  Well, she didn't either.  Silly me should have taken the cordless phone back to the bedroom when I was done with it because I never heard the phone call cancelling school.  5:30 am they called.  Darn it!!!  I could have slept in!!!  So the kidlets were home all day and I had a ton of work to do.  We had fun though.  Another snow day.  I think that is number 9 for the year.  I lost count.  Oh, and there was no way I was heading to the post office yesterday.  The rest of the day was full of freezing rain, snow and sleet.  Certainly didn't want the go driving out on the streets with the kids.  Today was a big shipping day!!!  Sorry if I'm a day late getting your orders out.  I know you all understand.

Why don't we talk about something happy!  We have got a lot of fabulous new products in the store.  (clapping) Guess what came today?  Echo Park's new Playground Collection.  OMG, this line is too cute!

Here is a sampling for you.

Stop drooling on your keyboard.  You know I caught you. LOL.  Check out the entire collection HERE.  You know you want it and we are happy to give it to you for 20% off the regular list price.  Why???  Because we LOVE YOU!

New 6x6 Paper Pads 

  • Prima Marketing:  Fairy Flora, Sweet Fairy, Madeline, Sparkling Spring, Melody, Reflections, Botanical, Annaleen, and Reflections.  3 from 
  • Cosmo Cricket:  Salt Air, Upcycle, and Salt Air.  
  • Bo Bunny:  Ad Libs, Blast Off, and Vicki B.  (Gabrielle and Timepiece are on backorder and will arrive soon)
Check them all out HERE!

Restock on Popular Items:

Scor Tape
Grey Mulberry Paper
White Mulberry Paper
Bright White Mulberry Paper
Other various colors.
(more coming soon)

Why don't we end this on a warm and fuzzy note.  This is what I would like the weather to be like her in PA

My Baby Sister Mandy (aka "The Princess"), My Dad, and Me!  (Phillies Spring Training Stadium)
Hubby and my Daddy. (Phillies Spring Training Stadium)

Clearwater Beach!  Doug, Abby, Me, Dad, Lindsay and Hubby.

Until next time!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Published!!! Papers and Pixels Magazine

Hello Beary Sweet Friends!  Happy Tuesday to you all.  If you didn't know, we are back from vacation.  Oh, and what a much needed break it was.  It had been over 3 years since hubby, the kids, and I have gone anywhere so it was a joyous time for all of us.  Despite Abby, my Sister, and I being sick, we still had an amazing time.  I'll admit, the 18 hour drive to Florida was the pits!  The kids were GREAT driving down and back... but the parents... that was a different story.  Although we did not drive straight through, all that time in the car is worse than Jet Lag!  We've come up with a new "lag" term for long car drives... "Traverse Lag"!  I'll post some pictures of our trip on a later date.  Today, I have something very exciting to tell you.

Are you familiar with Papers and Pixels online paper crafting magazine?  If you aren't, you MUST click HERE and check it out.  Subscription is FREE and the information contained in it is FABULOUS!!!  Jam packed with everything:  photography tips, digital scrapbooking, graphics design, and all the latest trends in the paper crafting world.  I was blown away by it.

Well, several weeks ago, the lovely Laura from Papers and Pixels Magazine contacted me wanting to do a featured article on me and our store.  OMG!!!  Really???  Me???  Why???  What do I say?  I have difficulty talking about me.  Why would anyone want to hear about me?  Yeah, I'm a bit shy... well, until you get to know me - LOL.  I was beside myself that someone would want to write an article about me and my family, our business, and our amazing design team girls!  Holy Cow!!!

I had the opportunity to chat with Laura, who is amazing by the way.  She so sweet, easy to talk to, and my words flowed with ease.  It was really a who, what, where, and why, conversation mixed in with a few giggles and a bit of off beat conversation.... but so very comforting.  Easy peasy.  I can say that it was one of those "proud" moments in our journey that really made me smile when I saw it all in print.  Not to mention our DT Ladies were all published too!!!  Thank you so much Laura and Chris for giving all of us at The Beary Scrap one of those Proud Moments that we will never forget!!!

So, if you would like to check out our featured article in our first publication, head on over to Paper and Pixels to check it out.  There is even a special "surprise" there for those of you that read the article and want to do some shopping with us.  I won't tell you what it is, you have to figure it out on your own.

Until next time!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Beary Sweet Guest Designers!!!

Hello Beary Sweet Friends!  If you haven't been to our Challenge Blog, then you haven't heard the news.  We had so many wonderful entries in our Guest Designer search.  After much deliberation we are pleased to announce our first-ever guest designers! Wow, was it a hard decision for us to make. Thanks so much to everyone who entered - we really appreciate your enthusiasm and support. :)

Without further ado, please join us in welcoming new Guest Designers:

Term 1: April - June

Brenda Smith of The Imperfect Scrapper
Debbie Marcinkiewicz of Simple Treasures


Term 2: July - September

 Cheryl Walker of Sweet Designs by Cheryl
Lori Leng of Pinkcloud Scrappers 

We are over the moon happy about our new teamies and can't wait for their terms to start! Thanks again to everyone who entered our Guest Designer challenge!

OH! Speaking of challenge... Our latest challenge is happening on our DT and Challenge Blog

It's our Beary Sweet Challenge #22 - your entry is a chance to win one of our whopper birthday presents at the end of the month. Go here for all the fabulous details!

Until next time.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Thanks So Much!

Hello Beary Sweet friends! Yesterday was our final day for guest designer submissions and we had a lovely flurry of activity. Thanks so much to everyone who took the time to enter. We are thrilled to see you!

We will take the week to explore your blogs and make the very difficult decisions on who to choose for our first round of guest designers. Our winners will be announced next Saturday, March 12 on the Design Team & Challenge Blog. Thank you and good luck!

Hey, while you're waiting you could whip up something fabulous for our Birthday Bash! We've combined the challenges and prizes for March into one big par-tay, and we'd love to have you!

Susan and the whole Beary Scrappy gang :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

You don't want to miss our 
Beary Sweet Challenge #21
& our

March is our 1st birthday here at the Beary Scrap Design Team & Challenge blog! Can you believe it? Phew! Time really does fly when you're having fun. :-) Of course, since it's our birthday we want YOU to get the presents! We're doing things a little different this month, so read on for all the important details to see how you could win.

2 Challenges - 3 Chances - 5 Prizes

We will have two challenges like we do every month, but will not have the normal gift voucher prizes. This month your challenge entries are actually chances to win our birthday party presents! After the second challenge ends on March 31st we will randomly pick 5 names from all of our challenge entries to win. We want to honor and thank our challenge participants both old and new by making the prizes available only to those who play with us. We appreciate you so much!

Chance #1: Enter one project in our sketch challenge March 1 - 14
Chance #2: Enter one project in our theme challenge March 15 - 31
Chance #3: If -and only if- you enter either challenge, you can also put our Birthday badge on your blog sidebar for a bonus chance to win!

"What are the prizes", you ask? Let us tell you!

Winner #1 will receive this fantastic prize pack:
Prize pack includes:
Scor Buddy
Echo Park's "For The Record" complete 12x12 kit
Graphic 45's "Once Upon A Springtime" 8x8 pad
MS Deep Edge Border Punch "Flower Bed"
Glimmer Mist
Meyer's Imports German Glass Glitter
Kaisercraft Pearls in 4 colors
Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen set
Stickles in 2 colors
Beautiful May Arts ribbons and lace
Fantastic assortment of mulberry roses and calla lilies
(and who knows what else Kimm is going to throw in as the month goes on)

Winner #2

Winner #3: $25 Gift Voucher
Winner #4: $20 Gift Voucher
Winner #5: $15 Gift Voucher

All you have to do is follow our normal challenge rules and you are automatically entered! If you want the bonus chance to win (enter a challenge plus put our birthday badge on your blog sidebar). It's that easy!

Here's our birthday badge - right click to copy or use the html code on the right to easily add to your blog!

There is a linky tool on our side bar if you just want to copy and paste the code.  Yeah, we like easy-peasy too!

Here's the sketch to use for our first challenge - happy crafting!

This challenge runs through March 14th at 11:59pm EST. All entries will be carried over for our random drawing on April 3rd. We will announce our "Beary Sweet Top 3" from each challenge on March 17th and April 3rd.

So, What are you waiting for.  Head on over to our DT and Challenge Blog for all of the details!  You must enter our challenge to be eligible to win!
Thanks for celebrating our birthday and playing along with our challenges - we really appreciate you!

Susan, Gini, Patricia, Jamie and Kimm